Hideo Yokoyama


Born
in Tokyo, Japan
January 17, 1957


Hideo Yokoyama (横山 秀夫) worked as an investigative reporter with a regional newspaper north of Tokyo for 12 years before striking out on his own as a fiction writer. He made his literary debut in 1998 when his collection of police stories Kage no kisetsu (Season of Shadows) won the Matsumoto Seicho Prize; the volume was also short-listed for the Naoki Prize. In 2000 his story Doki (Motive) was awarded the Mystery Writers of Japan Award for Short Stories. His 2002 novel Han'ochi (Half Solved) earned a Konomys No. 1 and gained him a place among Japan's best-selling authors. He repeated his Konomys No. 1 ranking in 2013 with 64 Rokuyon (64), his first novel in seven years. Other prominent works include his 2003 Kuraimazu hai (Climber's High), c ...more

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“Tactics could never genuinely move a person.”
Hideo Yokoyama, Six Four

“The media might pretend that every life was of equal importance, but they selected people, graded them, decided whether their lives were -- as Ayako put it -- "heavy" or "lightweight," then imposed that set of values on society.

The death of a famous person. And the death of someone who wasn't.

A tragic death. And one that wasn't.”
Hideo Yokoyama, Seventeen

“Inside everyone is unlimited potential. People might work for you, but that doesn’t mean their emotions are any less valid.”
Hideo Yokoyama, Six Four

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